BA, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. AOS with honors, CIA.
Restaurant Chef, The Grille, Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, CA. Sous Chef/ Acting Executive Chef, Ojai Valley Inn and Country Club, Ojai, CA. Lead Baker, Café Puccino Coffee Bar and Bakery, Universal CityWalk, Los Angeles, CA. Executive Chef, City Restaurant and Border Grill, Los Angeles; Border Grill 2, Santa Monica, CA. Floor Manager/Chef, Border Grill Melrose, Los Angeles. Kitchen Manager, City Restaurant, Los Angeles.
Manager of the Quarter, The Grille, Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 1996.